Presidential Champions was a physical activity awards program of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition (PCSFN) designed to motivate individuals to make regular physical activity a permanent part of a healthy, active lifestyle. The Presidential Champions program was discontinued on June 30, 2018.
Presidential Champions Discontinuation
On June 30, 2018, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) discontinued the SuperTracker online food and activity tracking tool. Presidential Champions was an online-only program that was integrated into USDA’s SuperTracker in January 2017. With the discontinuation of SuperTracker, the Presidential Champions program was discontinued on June 30, 2018.
The Presidential Champions Awards Store, powered by the Council’s congressionally-chartered National Fitness Foundation, will remain operational through July 31, 2018. Items in the awards store are available while supplies last.
Presidential Champions Background
Presidential Champions was established in 2003 as part of the President’s Challenge Physical Activity & Fitness Awards Program. In August 2016, the President’s Challenge closed and an announcement was made that Presidential Champions would transition to USDA’s SuperTracker platform. SuperTracker was the online home of the program from January 2017 to June 2018.
The Presidential Champions program awarded participants for reaching one of four different award levels: Bronze – 40,000 points; Silver – 90,000 points; Gold – 160,000 points; Platinum – 1,000,000 points.
PCSFN congratulates all Presidential Champions participants for their personal achievements using the program, and will continue to share information and resources to motivate individuals to make regular physical activity a permanent part of a healthy, active lifestyle.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Discontinuation of Presidential Champions
Q: Why was SuperTracker discontinued?
A: SuperTracker was a platform of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). USDA decided to discontinue the application to invest in more modern and efficient ways to help Americans find a healthy eating style that is right for them. SuperTracker was discontinued on June 30, 2018. See USDA’s announcement here.
Q: Who can I contact for more information about the discontinuation of USDA’s SuperTracker?
A: For more information about the decision to discontinue USDA’s SuperTracker, please visit https://www.choosemyplate.gov/supertracker, visit https://www.cnpp.usda.gov/, or contact USDA directly at SuperTrackerHelp@cnpp.usda.gov.
Q: What happened to the Presidential Champions program?
A: Presidential Champions was an online-only program that was integrated into USDA’s SuperTracker in January 2017. With the discontinuation of SuperTracker, the Presidential Champions program was discontinued on June 30, 2018.
Q: I have been participating in the Presidential Champions program for many years. Can I keep participating in this program elsewhere or transfer my progress to another program?
A: Thank you for your participation in the Presidential Champions program. The program was discontinued and will not transition to another platform. Due to the unique structure of the program, user progress cannot be transferred to any other program.
Q: What happened to all my progress and my data in the Presidential Champions program when SuperTracker was discontinued?
A: All user data and accounts were purged in their entirety by USDA when the site was discontinued on June 30, 2018. No previous data is available and the data was not preserved nor distributed in any format by USDA.
Q: I am very close to achieving my next award in the Presidential Champions program. How can I earn this award after SuperTracker closed?
A: Unfortunately, users can no longer utilize the Presidential Champions online tracking system due to the discontinuation of SuperTracker. Online tracking towards Presidential Champions awards ended on June 30, 2018. Program participants are encouraged to continue the healthy physical activity habits they have established in the program and set personal, individualized goals for continued motivation.
Q: How can I order Presidential Champions awards that I earned?
A: You may continue to browse the Presidential Champions Awards Shop operated by the National Fitness Foundation. The shop will remain open for one month after the closure of the Presidential Champions program. Presidential Champions awards will no longer be available after July 31, 2018. Orders may only be placed online through the shop. All available inventories are posted online. Some items may be available in limited quantities. Only items shown online are still available to order. Visit the Foundation website to access the awards shop.